Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Above: Kate moss and her cute kiddies.  All dorning their wreaths in a spring meadow

Rock the Wreath!

In recent days the wedding of super model Kate Moss has brought a buzz to the flower shop. The buzz you ask? Hair wreaths. In the released photographs of her wedding, she is shown with many small children wearing fresh flower hair wreaths. This made us all start talking. These gorgeous wreaths are not only meant to be worn by children, but brides as well. With the spring wedding season just around the corner, more brides should think about a head wreath. The boho look has found its way into mainstream clothing more than ever and even now into bridal wear. You don't have to be a hippie to become a flower child.  

This week's blog is showing you how to rock a head wreath and still look polished and put together. Also, we take a brief look into the history and symbolism of wreaths.  Knowing what it is about them that is so interesting makes wearing one all that more fun.

We hope you enjoy the blog and we hope to see more of you rock the wreath this wedding season!


Above: Ancient Greek man wearing a wreath.  Wreaths were a symbol of triumph and power.

Above: A vintage drawing of a Bride in a wreath in the 1920's

Above & Below: Queen Victoria in 1840

Above: A head wreath made of vintage flowers.(Ask about vintage flowers at our shop)

Above: A wreath made of soft garden roses and iris look amazing on the fair skinned green-eyed woman, more vibrant colors pop on dark-haired brides.

Above: A suprising combination Japenese Cherry, Alstroemeria, and Baby Roses look beautiful on this auburn red hair.  It is a very romantic, victorian look.

Above: Simple baby's breath and daisies are the ultimate hippie-chic wreaths

Below: Kate Moss and her husband, Jamie Hince alongside some of their 15 bridesmaids.
It's fair to say they rock the wreath!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Stephen and Sou-Wah Ng at Wine and Roses in Lodi

Meet Sou-Wah.  She is English.

Meet Stephen. He is American.

Meet Sou-Wah and Stephen...
...They are in Love

Soft peony Bride's Bouquet

All the tiny details matter. ALWAYS.

The garden tent at Wine and Roses in Lodi, was set up with 
paper lanterns for the traditional tea ceremony.

They swayed in the light breeze.

Soft pink Carnation flower balls hung down the aisles.

Decor in the garden for the tea ceremony.

Vintage tea cup filled with hydrangea, suspended from wires inside of an antique birdcage.

Welcome to the reception.  Please find your name and take a seat!

Great idea!

The groom made the two wooden pieces to represent where he and his lovely bride have come from.

This is one of our most prized exclusive rentals.
The vintage three-foot tall iron birdcage is not only covered with 
beautifully earned rust and betina, but, the name cards of all of the guests.  
With each name removed, a piece of the interior of the cage can be seen. 
 At the final removal of the last card, a lovely bouquet 
and interesting did-bits are displayed for all to gaze upon.

Succulents, moss, vintage silver, books, and sea shells 
give this entire table scape a sense of relaxed beauty.   
 It supplies colors and textures to entertain the eye.  
Rather than the average arrangement,
 a play on every day items placed strategically 
amongst romantic and wild flowers creates a pairing 
everyone can appreciate.

Some reads....

Beautiful back shot.

The colors chosen for this wedding were beyond perfect.  
The pairing of soft mint and light pink 
were a breath of fresh air and 
unique to design with.

Notice the camera man in the background.  
He traveled with his team from Seattle just for the event.
He was a friend of the bride and groom,
 and created some outstanding videos!

The Groom's parents, Jennifer and Tony

Mint Julep cups filled with moss and topped with antique 
address plates to designate assigned seating.